Reading Prostate Cancer Support Group Chairman: Chris Addison

Royal Berkshire Hospital - Nursing Support (0118) 322-5111

LIBRARY and ARCHIVE

This page provides rapid access to Reports and Books on Prostate Disorders to be read at leisure.

To kick this off we provide a link to the vast supply of reports available to purchase from Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland USA.

Our intention is to gain access to a good range on UK based material aimed at the layman and to this end a request is being sent to the BMJ. In addition the consultants at the Royal Berkshire Hospital will also be invited to name some readily accessible material for our group.

Click Here to link to a Page with selected Video Links related to Prostate Cancer and all published on YouTube to date.

You can see the PowerPoint presentation from our September 2018 meeting here .

As part of a growing archive copies of PHAROS our own monthly Newsletter will be added to this page for easily access and printing at home if you so wish. Below you will find a set of recent back copies. Do contact the Newsletter Editor direct with feedback and/or ideas for topics to explore and report on.

October 2019  October 2019September 2019  September 2019
August 2019  August 2019June 2019  June 2019
May 2019  May 2019April 2019  April 2019
March 2019  March 2019February 2019  February 2019
January 2019  January 2019December 2018  December 2018
November 2018  November 2018October 2018  October 2018
September 2018  September 2018August 2018  August 2018
July 2018  July 2018June 2018  June 2018
May 2018  May 2018Mar-Apr 2018  Mar-Apr 2018
Dec-Feb 2018  Dec-Feb 2018November 2017  November 2017
October 2017  October 2017September 2017  September 2017
August 2017  August 2017July 2017  July 2017
June 2017  June 2017

RPCSG Group Meetings usually feature a talk by a guest speaker, and in most cases a summary of the talk is given in a newsletter. Occasionally newsletters also contain articles of information or stories related to prostate cancer.

The table below lists the topics that have been covered in newsletters, either by reports of guest speaker talks or articles published in the press. If you would like to read about a topic, find your topic in the 'Topic' column and then locate the associated newsletter/s. In some cases there is an entry in the 'Focus' column in those cases where there is a focus within the Topic, to help you to home in on an area.

Note that whilst prostatectomy and radiotherapy are treatments, they are listed below as Topics. Brachytherapy is a Focus under the Topic of Radiotherapy.

Topic Focus Newsletter
Cancer BiomarkersUtilising mass spectrometry#16 July 2012  #16 July 2012
Cancer drugs fund#29 Oct 2013  #29 Oct 2013
Care for the elderly#23 April 2013  #23 April 2013
Carer SupportVenues#49 June 2015  #49 June 2015
Clinical trials#16 July 2012  #16 July 2012
Oncology and haematology trials#19 Oct 2012  #19 Oct 2012
By Cancer Research UK#52 Sept 2015  #52 Sept 2015
By PCUK#64 Oct 2016  #64 Oct 2016
#70 June 2017  #70 June 2017
DiagnosisFalse diagnosis#36 May 2014  #36 May 2014
Diagnosis by urine sample#37 June 2014  #37 June 2014
Erectile dysfunctionVacuum pumps#20 Nov 2012  #20 Nov 2012
#22 Feb 2013  #22 Feb 2013
#49 June 2015  #49 June 2015
#66 Feb 2017  #66 Feb 2017
Genetics#23 April 2013  #23 April 2013
Increased risk to daughters#47 April 2015  #47 April 2015
Government funding#40 Sept 2014  #40 Sept 2014
GP's role#58 April 2016  #58 April 2016
HistopathologyPathological diagnosis#24 May 2013  #24 May 2013
Pathological diagnosis#41 Oct 2014  #41 Oct 2014
Pathological diagnosis#60 June 2016  #60 June 2016
Pathological diagnosis#83 Oct 2018  #83 Oct 2018
Incontinence#11 Winter 2011  #11 Winter 2011
#33 Feb 2014  #33 Feb 2014
#59 May 2016  #59 May 2016
Continence Advisory Service#78 May 2018  #78 May 2018
Medical Detection Dogs#56 Jan/Feb 2016  #56 Jan/Feb 2016
#75 Nov 2017  #75 Nov 2017
OncologyThe work of a doctor#28 Sept 2013  #28 Sept 2013
#29 Oct 2013  #29 Oct 2013
#42 Nov 2014  #42 Nov 2014
#45 Feb 2015  #45 Feb 2015
Research#65 Nov 2016  #65 Nov 2016
Overseas work#76 Feb 2018  #76 Feb 2018
Patient Voice Group#35 April 2014  #35 April 2014
Pain management#10 Autumn 2011  #10 Autumn 2011
Parking at RBH#76 Feb 2018  #76 Feb 2018
PCUK#15 May/June 2012  #15 May/June 2012
On-line Community#66 Jan 2017  #66 Jan 2017
Physiotherapy#30 Nov 2013  #30 Nov 2013
#40 Sept 2014  #40 Sept 2014
Pelvic Floor exercise#68 April 2017  #68 April 2017
Prostate Cancer UK#26 July 2013  #26 July 2013
Prostate cancerBad luck#44 Jan 2015  #44 Jan 2015
Facts, causes, prevention, treatments, survivorship, and more#91 June 2019  #91 June 2019
ProstatectomyOpen vs. robotic surgery#15 May/June 2012  #15 May/June 2012
Open vs Robotic#62 Aug 2016  #62 Aug 2016
Open vs Robotic#64 Oct 2016  #64 Oct 2016
#67 March 2017  #67 March 2017
Support, including Prostate School#70 June 2017  #70 June 2017
PSA testing#12 February 2012  #12 February 2012
Screening#15 May/June 2012  #15 May/June 2012
Temporary increase#25 June 2013  #25 June 2013
New test#52 Sept 2015  #52 Sept 2015
GP refusal#53 Oct 2015  #53 Oct 2015
Access for younger men#59 May 2016  #59 May 2016
Restrictions#65 Nov 2016  #65 Nov 2016
New blood test#69 May 2017  #69 May 2017
PSA Density#87 Feb 2019  #87 Feb 2019
Psychological help#61 July 2016  #61 July 2016
Questions & Answers#57 March 2016  #57 March 2016
#69 May 2017  #69 May 2017
#82 Sep 2018  #82 Sep 2018
#88 March 2019  #88 March 2019
Slide show March 2019Presentation March 2019  Presentation March 2019
RadiologyScans and interpretation#74 Oct 2017  #74 Oct 2017
Scans and interpretation#84 Nov 2018  #84 Nov 2018
RadiotherapyPast, present and future#18 Sept 2012  #18 Sept 2012
SABR (Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy)#41 Oct 2014  #41 Oct 2014
Cyberknife#31 Dec 2013  #31 Dec 2013
Cyberknife#60 June 2016  #60 June 2016
Proton beam therapy#35 April 2014  #35 April 2014
Brachytherapy#50 July 2015  #50 July 2015
High dose#61 July 2016  #61 July 2016
MR Linac#83 Oct 2018  #83 Oct 2018
Reducing the riskBy diet#03 January 2010  #03 January 2010
By diet#04 April 2010  #04 April 2010
Sex staves off cancer#30 Nov 2013  #30 Nov 2013
Does sugar feed cancer?#70 June 2017  #70 June 2017
Avoid carcinogenic products#71 July 2017  #71 July 2017
Coffee#72 Aug 2017  #72 Aug 2017
Scanning systems#25 June 2013  #25 June 2013
#48 May 2015  #48 May 2015
ScansMRI benefits#68 April 2017  #68 April 2017
Side effectsPersonal stories#46 March 2015  #46 March 2015
State Benefits#17 August 2012  #17 August 2012
#53 Oct 2015  #53 Oct 2015
Statins#63 Sept 2016  #63 Sept 2016
SupportMacmillan Info Centre#47 April 2015  #47 April 2015
For patients and carers#64 Oct 2016  #64 Oct 2016
Macmillan services#71 July 2017  #71 July 2017
Tackle Prostate Cancer#77 April 2018  #77 April 2018
Travel insurance#24 May 2013  #24 May 2013
Members' experiences#28 Sept 2013  #28 Sept 2013
#45 Feb 2015  #45 Feb 2015
#50 July 2015  #50 July 2015
TreatmentsImmunotherapy#10 Autumn 2011  #10 Autumn 2011
#36 May 2014  #36 May 2014
Worrying variation in services#43 Dec 2014  #43 Dec 2014
Cold plasma therapy#48 May 2015  #48 May 2015
Complementary therapies#51 Aug 2015  #51 Aug 2015
Chemotherapy#55 Dec 2015  #55 Dec 2015
Vascular Targeted Photodynamic Therapy#66 Dec 2016  #66 Dec 2016
#72 Aug 2017  #72 Aug 2017
Drug treatment#80 July 2018  #80 July 2018
Changes - past and future#87 Feb 2019  #87 Feb 2019
The Rutherford Centre#89 April 2019  #89 April 2019
Urology#28 Sept 2013  #28 Sept 2013
Vasectomy link#38 July 2014  #38 July 2014
#39 Aug 2014  #39 Aug 2014
Vitamin supplements#42 Nov 2014  #42 Nov 2014
Well-Being and exercise#37 June 2014  #37 June 2014
Exercise sessions#39 Aug 2014  #39 Aug 2014
#54 Nov 2015  #54 Nov 2015
#63 Sept 2016  #63 Sept 2016
#73 Sept 2017  #73 Sept 2017
'Move More'#79 June 2018  #79 June 2018

For a list of previous speakers and their topics please click here


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